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  • Ithaca Gunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I should start riding again, I've got two Peugeot bikes. One a classic European Touring bike made in France and the other, a more practical road bike, 21 speed, ''Orient Express'' made for Peugeot in Japan. I think I have a grand total of...
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    06-21-2021, 04:04 PM
    That kid has dogs on his side, he'll do okay.
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    06-20-2021, 08:51 AM
    Ithaca Gunner replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    I know next to nothing about wheel-locks. You can gamble on one of these kits, but have a good machinist as a friend is the best advice I can offer. Reading the fine print, I see these kits are mostly raw castings and could be made for display...
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    06-20-2021, 08:25 AM
    Not bad here at all, at least average rainfall with few days in the upper 80's-low 90's.
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    06-20-2021, 08:18 AM
    Yeah, I've got a bunch of old Shooting Times too, and always kept an eye out for the ''Special Editions''. I've got one that's all Skeeter stories, love reading them, over and over! Skeeter is timeless!
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    06-19-2021, 06:27 PM
    Officer then?
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    06-19-2021, 05:58 PM
    Anybody else have a Bobtail Commander? I made this one up a few years ago on a stainless frame and a LW Commander slide in .45ACP. Several things I plan on changing for one reason or another, beaver tail grip safety in favor of a standard...
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    06-18-2021, 08:51 AM
    Ithaca Gunner replied to a thread Wheel lock in Muzzleloading.
    The mechanism is almost clock like, takes a special kind of craftsman to make one. And if I'm not mistaken, they use pyrite instead of a flint, (you probably knew that). I just noticed you're in Martinsburg, WV. Try Navy Arms, they're on...
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    06-17-2021, 09:02 AM
    Ithaca Gunner replied to a thread For the Dog lovers in Our Town
    My team-mate, the wife says he owns me. When we went to see the litter, this guy ran right up to me and chose me. I couldn't refuse, and I'm proud to be his human. We brought him home, I did an oil change on the truck and he sat there watching...
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    06-15-2021, 04:34 PM
    I seem to remember a time when they sold the actual primers and tool to reload 209's, or battery cup primers as they called them, or maybe I'm slipping into senility getting things mixed up.
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    06-15-2021, 12:15 PM
    waksupi, I know you know your stuff and I respect you for all your knowledge accumulated in your lifetime of shooting and building muzzle-loaders, but I can't agree with your statement of not removing nipples every time the gun is shot to clean the...
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    06-14-2021, 12:56 PM
    For lubrication I use G.I. rifle grease. On the finish I agree with Burnt Fingers and use Renaissance Wax.
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    06-13-2021, 12:57 PM
    For cheaper and probably just as good, I think I'll go with something on the line of tomme boy's bar oil idea. It also gives me an excuse to buy one of those large pump oil cans that I'm some-how missing in my life for the application.
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    06-12-2021, 09:29 AM
    I'm surprised and happy the drivers are still alive.
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    06-12-2021, 08:22 AM
    I'm just waiting for a range report.
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    06-11-2021, 11:34 PM
    No argument the original guns could be accurate and effective, I have a few Springfield models with fine rifling I've shot, and they do shoot very well. Now I'll say I don't shoot them with period type undersize bullets as issue for combat. I got...
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    06-11-2021, 04:26 PM
    It may be a while, Bob while not overwhelmed is fairly busy and may take a month or more. Typical of his work though, it should group off a bench under 2'' for ten shots at 100yds with the right load. He did a Windsor Enfield .577 1:60 for me over...
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    06-11-2021, 09:03 AM
    Longevity is a concern, as is heat. I read regular mil-spec Cosmoline has a melting point of around 135 degrees, (which ain't very promising anywhere near an exhaust system). They advertise their RP-342 as a vehicle undercoating, Marine shaft and...
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    06-10-2021, 10:04 PM
    It's been proven more accurate with 450-500gr. + .58/.577 bullets. The British Pattern 1858 Short Naval rifle was the first of it's kind to use this twist although with a five groove barrel and progressive depth rifling. When the Confederacy...
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    06-10-2021, 04:26 PM
    Seems as though the 1863 and 1864 Springfields are getting hard to come by lately, and when a dealer gets one in, it doesn't last long. I got lucky and found this one freshly posted on a dealer's site at a fair price. Average condition for one...
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  • Ithaca Gunner's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 12:34 PM
    I never heard of that stuff. Looks pricier than Cosmoline though. Cosmoline does have a low melting point, 135 degrees as I remember from the site. That might be a downside with the old mil-spec stuff.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check